The German national team manager Joachim Loew has said that he is extremely disappointed with the performance of his strikers in the final third of the pitch. Germany has begun the World Cup qualification campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in excellent form after winning the first two matches against Faroe Islands and Austria. However, Germany were expected to score a lot of goals in both these matches, but they could only get five goals in total from these two matches. The national team manager has attributed the lack of coherence in the final third of the pitch as a reason for the team not scoring as many goals as they should have.
Still, he has said that he is happy to have taken six points from the first two qualification matches and it puts them in the front foot straight away. The biggest tests for Germany will be coming in the next few matches when they will be facing the Republic of Ireland and Sweden. The captain Philipp Lahm will not be available for the match against the Republic of Ireland, which will be a major headache for Joachim Loew. Loew has come under criticism for the failure to win the Euro 2012.
“We are lacking some ease and calm in our game, not everything is working well. We need to stabilise our game. Sometimes it’s good when the deficits are obvious, then we know which areas we have specifically to focus on. We need to do some work on the basics again and that is the phase we are currently in. I do not think it is unreasonable that we are now being looked at more critically,” said Joachim Loew after the Austria match. The Real Madrid attacker Mesut Ozil has been the outstanding player in these two matches.